The Canadians, Hey Rosetta!, seem to always make such effortless and bouncy music. Their vocals blend warmly and their choruses are often quite catchy. With impressively tight instrumentation and uncomplicated melodies the group have dropped a neat little Christmas package for your ears via Noisetrade. Did I mention it was free?
Enjoy the cute accompanying tour vid and grab your copy of their fabulous single, “Carry Me Home,” below.
If you haven’t ever seen my absolute favorite Holiday film, The Snowman, then I must say, I’m a bit disappointed.
Adapted from the Children’s picture book, the animated short shows the tale of a boy who builds a snowman who comes to life. After showing the snowman around his home, all the sort of gadgets in each room, they take flight over the town and surrounding landscape. “Walking In The Air” serves as the soundtrack for these magical scenes, which is why the song brings back a lot of nostalgic memories for me.
For someone who isn’t entirely into the traditional Christmas music, I am into the always interesting Sufjan Stevens and his take on the Holiday.
With the start of his “Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant on Ice” tour already having been kicked off here in Philadelphia, be sure to check Pitchfork for the rest of the dates.
Off of his new boxset of Christmas music, Silver & Gold, be sure to grab your copy of “Christmas In The Room,” below.
Words can’t explain how much I respect and love the husband and wife band, Over The Rhine. With incredible lasting power, powerful vocals, and raw lyrics, there’s no doubt that I wouldn’t enjoy their recorded Christmas music.
Listen to the fabulous “Snowed In With You” and be sure to right-click and enjoy.
I have no shame in admitting that I cannot stand when the radio stations become 24/7 Christmas-music-pumping machines. It’s irritating. But at the same time, I sometimes think I need that dose of over-the-top reality that gets me into the Holiday spirit.
Besides sharing the month with my birthday, I really love the magical spirit of December. Being from the Mid-Atlantic, I’ve had my share of white Christmases but something about living in the city makes me forget about the little things. I enjoy the subtle touches that make me get warm and fuzzy thinking about this special time of year.
So, I’m on a quest to find decent holiday music. Songs that won’t make me cringe and feel cheesy. Indie folk band, Branches, have recently released a fabulous Christmas themed compilation that’s up for free. Grab “Go Tell It On The Mountain” below and be sure to download your copy of Songs For Christmashere.
I wanted to wait until it was December to get this Christmas-themed track up. Friend, Bill Ricchini debuted this a couple of weeks ago and for me not being a huge fan of Holiday music, this one stole my heart. In his classic baroque-pop sound, Ricchini (Summer Fiction) paints a sweet little Christmas scene.
Hate to break it to you folks but I’m not the type of girl who waits all year long for the radio to finally start playing Christmas songs 24/7. I at least like to wait until December but a friend of mine sent me a slew of Christmas dubstep and it got me wanting to create a Holiday round-up.
Check out some wonky beats, low frequencies, and club remixes that will surely get you out of your seat and ready to throw down with some spiked eggnog ASAP.